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The Drums’ Pierce takes honest, solo approach in ‘Brutalism’

The Drums’ Pierce takes honest, solo approach in ‘Brutalism’

Kianna Znika, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


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With the release of “Brutalism," The Drums’ solo member Jonny Pierce successfully delivered what any indie-pop fan desires: a satisfying album filled with raw, honest lyrics accompanied by an upbeat and new electronic approach. The album was released on April 5 and though this is the band’s...

Billie Eilish first album shows promise for successful future

Billie Eilish first album shows promise for successful future

Bianca Martinez

April 2, 2019


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Billie Eilish’s first album release, “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” proves that the 17-year-old is worth her salt in the music industry and shows a promising career if she doesn’t fall victim to the 27 club. The album which was released on March 29 is comprised of 14 songs including...

‘The World is Yours 2’ album shares a new and creative sound for listeners

‘The World is Yours 2’ album shares a new and creative sound for listeners

Guadalupe Zaragoza, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 25, 2019


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Who would've thought that the "Plug Walk' rapper would eventually come out with more remarkable work for the hip hop and rap fans? Rich the Kid released his first studio album "The World is Yours 2" on March 22. Consisting of 16 songs, the rapper was sure to include several featured artists as the...

A truly note-worthy concert

Edgar Mendoza, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music, Performing Arts

The Cerritos College Music Department and the Associated Students presented the Band and Orchestra Exchange Concert on Monday, providing a truly immersive experience reminiscent of a concert hall, all for free. The event was overseen by Dr. David Betancourt, director of bands and orchestra at Cerritos...

Jonas Brothers are back again

Jonas Brothers are back again

Bianca Hull, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


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If anyone was missing a bit of nostalgia in their life the brothers just gave our pre-adolescent hearts a slight taste of hope for the future and less than 24 hours later, our childhood dreams came true with the drop of their first single since their split in 2013, “Sucker.” The Jonas Brothers...

Another ‘Lil’ rapper with a noisy album

Another ‘Lil’ rapper with a noisy album

Guadalupe Zaragoza, A&E Editor

February 26, 2019


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Yet again, another C-list rapper, Lil Pump, shared to the world a terribly written studio album for the young generation as of Feb. 22, exemplifying how the greatness of rap music has practically come to an end. Entitled 'Harverd Dropout,' the name definitely sounds similar to Kanye West's album title...

Cardi B and Bruno Mars reunite for slow burner yet upbeat jam ‘Please Me’

Cardi B and Bruno Mars reunite for slow burner yet upbeat jam ‘Please Me’

Guadalupe Zaragoza, A & E Editor

February 20, 2019


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Bodak Yellow rapper, Cardi B, recently released another well done ap style?collaboration with soulful singer Bruno Mars on Feb. 15 which has led many, including myself, to stand on our feet and dance. Already with the success of her album, "Invasion of Privacy" and her new hit "Money," it hasn't stopped...

Vans Warped Tour is back

Vans Warped Tour is back

Kianna Znika, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


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Fans of all things pop-punk and skateboard-related should be happy to know that Vans Warped Tour is back this year to celebrate its 25th Anniversary, despite the previous year being known as its “last”. This is big news for those who make attending the event a significant part of their summer,...

Ariana Grande shows her vulnerable yet savage side with new album “thank u, next”

Ariana Grande shows her vulnerable yet savage side with new album “thank u, next”

Tiara White, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


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Less than six months after Ariana Grande dropped her Grammy winning album “Sweetener,” she came back as her most authentic and savage self on Feb. 8 with another non-skippable album full of pure and raw emotion, “thank u, next." While “Sweetener” highlights Grande’s process of picking...

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards salutes women and diversity

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards salutes women and diversity

Eunice Barron, Co-Online Editor

February 13, 2019


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CBS broadcasted the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, which sensationally demonstrated both the celebration of cultural diversity and female empowerment, despite some minor flaws during the event. The Grammys was mainly focused on empowering women by including the Gender-equality theme stole the...

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